Marietta College announces 2014 physics events

MARIETTA – The Marietta College Physics Department has scheduled six presentations for the spring 2014 Physics Colloquium beginning from noon to 12:50 p.m. Friday.

Three students, Laura Carpenter (2014) of Pennsboro, Vance Turnewitsch (2014) of St. Clairsville and Shaojie Zang (2016) of Beijing, China, will speak about the summer research internship experiences on Friday.

All presentations run from noon-12:50 p.m. and are in Rickey 166, unless noted.

The Series includes two alumni – Harrison Potter (2008) and Leslie Cook (2002).

Potter, a graduate student at Duke University, will talk about “Here are some cool things you can do, even starting right now, using mathematical physics!” on Feb. 7. Cook, who works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak on “Policies Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment,” on April 11. Cook’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Environmental Science and Energy Systems programs.

Dennis Kuhl, associate professor of physics at Marietta College, will present “On the Design of Experiments to Study Conduction Electron Scattering by Adsorbates,” on Feb. 21. Kuhl is followed by the new planetarium show “The Voyager Encounters,” in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium on March 7.

On March 21, William Owen from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA will talk about “Astronomical Potpourri.”

The Physics Department will supply pizza and beverages. If you plan to attend contact Jacquelyn Lane, (740) 376-4820.